Social anxiety disorder (SAD), or social phobia, primarily impairs the individual's ability to function in social situations. It may even go as far as hindering the person to feel at ease in front of anyone else, except his family and a few friends. The person with social phobia limits his activities to places and situations wherein he feels secure from being scrutinized by other people. However, given that social structures and activities are commonly geared towards active social interaction, the person often excludes himself from normal day-to-day engagements.
Stress and Mental Health